February 17, 2011

Romeo & Juliet


February is the month for LoVe!!  So for our Movie pick this month…we went with a classic that you can’t help but enjoy! Our pick?

Romeo & Juliet

There are two ways you can do this date! Choose to stay in and rent one of the older versions OR get out on the town and check out the latest version of this classic story……………..


We’ve all been reading Shakespeare’s work since we were in Junior High School…or at least I was. No matter how many times we try we just can’t seem to get away from Romeo & Juliet. Why? Some say it’s the greatest love story ever told…some of you may feel differently. Either way, when I think true romance…I think of Romeo & Juliet.

Want to make your movie night this month extraordinary? Here are some easy and fun ideas that you might want to try out…


The Invite:

The morning of your date leave him a note saying:

“O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?”
Meet me tonight!

Ways you can leave this handwritten note??

Written in lipstick on the mirror, like Tara did on her Lost Date!


Write the message on paper and leave it in a spot that he’d be surprised to find a note. Examples: the dashboard of his car, his shoe, his pants pocket, his wallet, etc.


Staying IN?

*Choose some comfortable outfits for watching the movie. Lay out a nightie for you and a robe for him!  Anticipation is a good thing! ;)

*Get some glass bowls or small vases. Fill them with water, rose petals, and floating tea lights.  Place the bowls on furniture in the room you’ll be enjoying the movie in. Don’t forget to light the candles during the movie. Tip: Check your local dollar store for these items.

*For your movie snack, pick treats that include anything dipped in chocolate. Chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate pretzels, Pockys or Fudge-Striped cookies. YUM!


Going OUT?

*Since Robes and nighties are not an option, dress to impress your Romeo! When going to a theatre heels are a great choice because you get the look you want without being on your feet the whole night. :)   Don’t forget to entice him with his favorite scent of perfume.

*Make these cute lil’ Gnomes before the movie! If you have kiddos….you could get them involved during the day to help you. Check out this link for the instructions on how to put together these little guys! Take a handful with you to the theatre to share……don’t forget to leave some with the kiddos!

The Game:

After the movie, test your Shakespearean Lingo.

I went ahead and compiled a list of famous Romeo and Juliet quotes! YAY for you, the work is done! All you have to do is click on this link and print!

Once printed, cut them out and put them in a bowl. Now you’re ready to play!

Take turns drawing a quote. Read it out loud and then translate it for your date.  Go the extra mile and see if you can name who said that quote.

Have fun with it. Reward your date for a job well done by “kissing by the book”. Or at least that’s what Juliet calls it after her first kiss with Romeo! ;)

On that note I leave you with this: ”Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.”

Diva Movie Disclaimer:

date your one’ purpose is to help other couples find ways to strengthen and enrich their own marriages.This post is not an intended endorsement of the movie herein .  These date ideas are designed to find positive and innovative ways to connect with your spouse and can certainly be used for another movie of your choice. The movie industry tends to glorify many views that we do not particularly agree with or advocate. Unfortunately, nowadays, Hollywood doesn’t quite seem to value marriage the way we do.  Please take these ideas and put them to use in a way that fits your circumstances.

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3 Responses to “Romeo & Juliet”

  1. Wendy Wendy says:

    This looks great! I want to see this movie too! ;)

  2. Katherine says:

    Love the chocolate gnomes! My kids always want to be apart of Valentine’s Day fun and this was a great way to include the whole family. Thank you for making a post for those who can’t get sitters on Valentine’s Day and for those who wish Valentine’s day would just go away. You made it a date for everyone.

  3. Danielle says:

    I can’t wait to see this movie!

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